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Syrian convicted in Germany for throwing children out window

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016 file picture accused Syrian  Hassan Z. sits in a courtroom before the start of his  trial in Bonn, Germany. The Syrian asylum-seeker has been convicted of three counts of attempted murder for throwing his children out of the window of a refugee home in Germany. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The dpa news agency says the 35-year-old Syrian was convicted Thursday Nov. 3, 2016 at the Bonn state court.  (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016 file picture accused Syrian Hassan Z. sits in a courtroom before the start of his trial in Bonn, Germany. The Syrian asylum-seeker has been convicted of three counts of attempted murder for throwing his children out of the window of a refugee home in Germany. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The dpa news agency says the 35-year-old Syrian was convicted Thursday Nov. 3, 2016 at the Bonn state court. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Syrian asylum-seeker has been convicted of three counts of attempted murder for throwing his children out of the window of a refugee home in Germany. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The dpa news agency says the 35-year-old Syrian was convicted Thursday at the Bonn state court.

Prosecutors say he threw the three children out of a second-floor window of the facility in February as a way to punish his wife because she refused to obey him after the family moved to Germany.

The children — aged 1, 5 and 7 at the time — survived but the mother says the two oldest are still experiencing health problems from the fall.